2017 Routes & Events

If you are interested in hiking with us please contact us: masswalkingtour@gmail.com or 508-981-6245 at least 24 hours in advance to arrange a meet up point. Hikes generally start at 8 AM unless otherwise noted. Bring water, food and insect repellent.

First Leg – Blackstone Valley, Easy Walks in Massachusetts
Each days hike will highlight walks from the book “Easy Walks in Massachusetts” by Marjorie Turner Hollman. The book offers in depth explanations of the terrain, facilities, etc. Some of these locations we are encouraging a group hike.

KICK OFF CONCERT!!
June 15 – Memorial Beach – Memorial Beach Dr. Webster, MA 01570
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Sponsored by the Webster Cultural Council

June 16 – EN Jenckes General Store – 283 Main St. Douglas, MA 01516
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Sponsored by the Douglas Cultural Council
Day Hike: 8 miles.
“Easy Walks”Group Hike along the SNETT. Off Road Parking at High St and SW Main St Douglas and at the Park HQ  2.5 miles.

June 17 – River Bend Farm – 287 Oak St. Uxbridge, MA 01569 
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Sponsored by the Uxbridge Cultural Council
Day Hike: 6.6 miles
“Easy Walks” Group Hike from Blackstone Valley Music School (Parking Available. 6 Mendon St, Uxbridge, MA) to River Bend Farm (Parking available) via the Towpath Trail. 1.6 Miles.

June 18 – Kiwanis Beach – Kiwanis Beach Rd. Upton, MA 01568
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Sponsored by the Upton Cultural Council
Day Hike: 10.2 Miles
“Easy Walks” Group Hike from River Bend Farm along King Phillips Trail to Lookout Rock in Northbridge. Parking At River Bend Farm or on Hartford Ave. at Rice City Pond. Parking in lot for Lookout Rock (567 Quaker St. Northbridge, MA). 2 miles. Alternative: Park in Lookout lot and hike approx. 1/4 mile to lookout. 

June 19 – Hopedale Unitarian Parish – 65 Hopedale St. Hopedale, MA 01747 
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Sponsored by the Hopedale Cultural Council
Day Hike: 5.7 Miles

June 20 – Milford Senior Center – 60 N Bow St. Milford, MA 01757      
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Sponsored by the Milford Cultural Council
Day Hike: 5.5 miles ( We will loop back to include a 2.5 mile group hike at Hopedale Parklands before heading out to Milford)
“Easy Walks” Group Hike – Hopedale Parklands. We will begin at the Freedom St lot (limited parking) and hike the Blue Trail along Hopedale Pond ending at the Main Entrance at 162 Dutcher st. (parking available along hopedale st). There is a swimming beach here as well.  2.25 miles

June 21 – Medway Public Library – 26 High St. Medway, MA 02053
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Sponsored by the Medway Cultural Council
Day Hike: 8.6 Miles
“Easy Walks” Group Hike – Starting at Milford Senior Center walking the Upper Charles Trail to Route 109 (Friendly’s Ice Cream). Parking at the Senior Center. 2 miles.  

June 22 – Bellingham Public Library – 100 Blackstone St. Bellingham, MA 02019
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST:FREE
Sponsored by the Bellingham Cultural Council
Day Hike: 8 Miles
Highlighting North Maple Street Trail and High Street Complex (0.5 mile to Charles River)

June 23 – Franklin Public Library (Temporary Library Location) – 25 Kenwood Cir. Franklin, MA 02038
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Sponsored by the Franklin Cultural Council
Day Hike: 7.5 miles
“Easy Walk” – Meet at the SNETT crossing (approx 372 Lake St, Bellingham, MA ) and walk the SNETT to Chilson Beach (over shoots the library by .5 mile). 3 miles Alternative: Chilson Beach (598 Beaver Street, Franklin, MA) – 0.25 mile trail along Eastern Shore of the pond. Parking near the beach.0.25 Miles.

June 24 – Blackstone Boys and Girls Club – 115 Canal St. Blackstone, MA 01504
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Day Hike: 8.7 Miles
“Easy Walk” – We will be hiking along stretches of the SNETT where Trail conditions allow us to. Join us on the SNETT from Grove st to Center st. 2.8 miles Alternative: from South Main st/Elm Rd to Main St/ Route 122 and road walk over to the Boys and Girls Club. 3 miles. Off street parking on all the road crossings for the SNETT.


SECOND LEG – THOREAU’S WALDEN TO WACHUSETT
Hikes begin at 8:00 am (with the exception of Day 1 which begins at 10:30 am) and end at 2:00 pm. They are moderately strenuous and designed for experienced hikers. While free, space is limited and registration is required (see links below).

June 27: **9:30 – 10:30 am** KICK OFF EVENT Walden Pond Visitor’s Center 915 Walden St. Concord
Day Hike: Walden Pond to Acton – Register Here

 

June 27 – Thoreau Farm 341 Virginia Rd. Concord, MA 01742
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE

 

June 28 – Stow Community Field
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Day Hike: Acton to Stow – Register Here

 

June 29 – Bolton Town Common
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Day Hike: Stow to Bolton – Register Here

 

June 30 – Lancaster Town Green 707 Main Street, Lancaster, MA 01523
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Day Hike: Bolton to Sterling – Register Here

 

July 1 – Wachusett Mountain Visitor Center 345 Mountain Rd. 
Princeton, MA  01541
SHOW: 6-8pm | COST: FREE
Day Hike: Sterling to Princeton – Register Here

 

July 2nd: Final Hike: Princeton to Mount Wachusett – Register Here